Steven Spielberg’s big-budget adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise will be unleashed on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital via Paramount Pictures on May 19th.
Check out the cover art and special features below!
- Revisiting the Invasion
- The H.G. Wells Legacy
- Steven Spielberg and the Original War of the Worlds
- Characters: The Family Unit
- Production Diaries
- Designing the Enemy: Tripods and Aliens
- Scoring War of the Worlds
- We Are Not Alone
- Theatrical trailer
Dockworker Ray Ferrier struggles to build a positive relationship with his two children, Rachel and Robbie. When his ex-wife, Mary Ann, drops them off at Ferrier’s house, it seems as though it will be just another tension-filled weekend. However, when electromagnetic pulses of lightning strike the area, the strange event turns out to be the beginning of an alien invasion, and Ferrier must now protect his children as they seek refuge.
Rated PG-13 for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images, the film sports a 75% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of War of the Worlds delivers on the thrill and paranoia of H.G. Wells’ classic novel while impressively updating the action and effects for modern audiences.
This version is directed by Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Jurassic Park) from a screenplay written by Josh Friedman (Terminator: Dark Fate) and David Koepp (Death Becomes Her, Jurassic Park).